A telltale sign that a technology has become completely outdated is when it’s used for aesthetics over function. Such is the case with cassette tapes. These once cutting edge devices in the music business have long since been thrown by the wayside by better technology.
But that doesn’t mean that cassettes have been rendered completely useless. Just take a look at these coffee tables Alter Furniture has to offer. Known as the ‘Great Tape’ collection, the tables are modeled after these long-gone forms of affection and music discovery. They’re available in a various number of iconic cassette tapes, crafted from MDF, and hand-painted using nothing but the highest quality auto paints. Alter also offers conversion kits that can utilize the same cassettes for coffee tables, dining tables or desks. Designs are based on classic albums, mixes or simply making a statement. They’re available through the Altar site for around $2,135.